Terra Mater Art
Whitby jet riveted STRATA ring
Q | Whitby Jet | ring
A beautiful raw piece of Whitby jet, riveted and set on a zero-waste silver ring: inspired by the layers of land we live on.
At it's widest point it's around 45mm wide, and this one is size Q: or send me your ring size for me to make a similar one to fit.
When we were younger Whitby was where we'd go for a 'day at the coast' with my Grandma and Grandad.
Packed into his red Lada, no seat belts, windows open to let out the cigarette smoke, we'd set off in sunshine only for the clouds to descend on us over the moors, every time, without fail
We didn't care though, mooching round the shops, losing our pocket money in the amusements and fish and chips for tea was what it was about...
And Whitby jet. We always had a look in the Whitby jet shop. Think it might have been partly what gave me a love of jewellery. So it was pretty special finding some jet to make this ring (and necklaces) for our Terramaterart STRATA show.
In case you didn't know, Whitby jet is 180 million years old, a gemstone which is anaerobically fossilised wood of the Araucaria tree. The modern day descendant of the Araucaria is the Monkey Puzzle tree (Araucaria Araucana) Whitby jet was formed during the Jurassic era.
All my jewellery is gift-wrapped in tissue or recycled card gift-boxes.
Free shipping in the UK.
Please feel free to message me if you'd like to check anything or request a different metal.
What is ecosilver?
Eco-silver is a green alternative to sterling silver. It is a little bit more expensive but has the same silver content as sterling, it's just made of 100% recycled and scrap silver products. Eco Silver can be both treated and worked with in the same way as silver, for the same quality results but more environmentally friendly. Produced from scrap jewellery, medical equipment, electronics and giftware, all the eco silver I use comes with a certificate of authenticity and is hallmarked if it is the required weight.
Whitby jet riveted STRATA ring listed in:
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